Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers —including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
AWS has significantly more services, and more features within those services, than any other cloud provider. The AWS cloud platform offers over 165 fully featured services, including over 40 services that aren’t available anywhere else.
AWS has the largest and most dynamic ecosystem, with millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organizations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS.
AWS has been architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today. Our core infrastructure is built to satisfy the security requirements for military, global banks, and other high-sensitivity organizations.
AWS released 1,957 new services and features in 2018, innovating at an unmatched pace, especially in new areas such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Serverless Computing. With AWS, you can take advantage of the latest technologies to innovate, differentiate, and deliver solutions fast.
AWS has unmatched experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance. AWS has been delivering cloud services for over 12 years to millions of customers around the world running a wide variety of use cases, and has the most operational experience, at greater scale, than any cloud provider.
Due to the limitations of x86 servers, many IT organizations must deploy multiple servers, each operating at a fraction of their capacity, to keep pace with today’s high storage and processing demands. The result: huge inefficiencies and excessive operating costs.
Enter virtualization. Virtualization relies on software to simulate hardware functionality and create a virtual computer system. This enables IT organizations to run more than one virtual system – and multiple operating systems and applications – on a single server. The resulting benefits include economies of scale and greater efficiency.
A virtual computer system is known as a “virtual machine” (VM): a tightly isolated software container with an operating system and application inside. Each self-contained VM is completely independent. Putting multiple VMs on a single computer enables several operating systems and applications to run on just one physical server, or “host.”
A thin layer of software called a “hypervisor” decouples the virtual machines from the host and dynamically allocates computing resources to each virtual machine as needed.
Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical server as highly efficient virtual machines. Key benefits include:
By completely reproducing a physical network, network virtualization allows applications to run on a virtual network as if they were running on a physical network — but with greater operational benefits and all the hardware independencies of virtualization. (Network virtualization presents logical networking devices and services — logical ports, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPNs and more — to connected workloads.)
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